New Mission

New Mission


My mission is to explore how other countries around the world are dealing with education and special education issues.

I would like to visit and observe different types of schools that have proven records of success, wherever those schools may be. I would like to meet with school directors and administrators, government officials, leaders in the business world, and others who are responsible for implementing education systems or otherwise connected to education to learn more about how education is being addressed in their communities.

If you know of any remarkable schools in other parts of the world (especially special needs schools), please let me know about them. If you know of any education experts who are engaged in remarkable work in this field, please introduce me to them.

Please do not hesitate to share your thoughts or ideas regarding the above. Read more about my mission here.

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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Interesting Example Of The Interplay Between State And Federal Governments When It Comes To Special Education Funding

Although this Education Week blog post relates to South Carolina, it is an interesting example of the tension between state and federal governments when special education funding is involved.  States cannot decrease special education funding from year to year without a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education.  Over the last two years South Carolina has cut its special education funding by roughly $111 million and if it does not replace those funds, it will be penalized by losing that same amount of federal funding that it otherwise would have been entitled to.   

Full text available at:
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/speced/2011/06/another_state_denied_power_to.html